Top Celebrity Hairstylists Share Their Favorite Frizz Fighters

products for frizzy hair
products for frizzy hair

Now that summer is here, you’re probably on 24/7 frizz control. Even those with relatively straight hair can’t fight the disturbance caused by heat and humidity. Luckily, there are a plethora of products on the market that take the task of smoothing strands seriously, helping to add moisture where it’s lost and tame tresses when they get out of control. Whether your hair is thick, thin, curly, processed or stick-straight, here are the products for frizzy hair that celebrity stylists swear by.

products for frizzy hair

Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum ($21;

“I love this product because it’s extremely versatile. It can be used to bring definition to beautiful curly hair or add shine and control to silky-straight hair. It can truly be used on every type of hair — chemically processed, extensions, you name it, and it doesn’t weigh down hair and leaves no residue, unlike many of its competitors. Use it on damp hair and style as usual or finish off your blowout with just a drop or two. If you prefer to blow-dry your hair first, then using only a pump, distribute throughout the hair from mid-shaft to ends.” — Tenisha Sweet, New York City–based celebrity hairstylist and licensed cosmetologist

products for frizzy hair

Virtue One for All 6-1 Styler ($36;

“I just recently worked in the Bahamas doing bridal hair and was extremely impressed on how hair stayed frizz-free throughout the day using this product, especially in that kind of humid environment. It’s a miracle worker for anyone with frizzy hair. It has real keratin, so it bonds with hair well and lasts throughout the entire day. It’s easy to use, too, and works well if you mix it with your go-to mousse for a little bit of added volume. After shampooing, gently towel dry your hair and apply a quarter-sized amount from mid-shaft to ends.” — Temur, lead hairstylist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hersherger Salon in NYC

products for frizzy hair

Matrix Biolage Styling AirDry Glotion ($17;

“This product is lightweight, but boosts some serious shine, hence its name. Remember to skip the hot tools with it, though, since the heat can ruin the glossy, finished look the glotion provides. It boosts shine and enhances shape and allows your hair to dry fast without the damage of heat, all while protecting color and repelling frizz.” — George Papanikolas, celebrity hairstylist

products for frizzy hair

Living Proof No Frizz System Shampoo ($26;

“This entire hair care line is designed by top scientists, which is why it shines over the rest. It’s even patented! The shampoo works by blocking humidity, smoothing hair so each strand is polished and friction is reduced. It also conditions, leaving hair much more moisturized. I love the line because I see and feel a major difference in just one shampoo, and it doesn’t weigh down the hair or get oily quick.” — Kyle Hennessy, celebrity hairstylist and colorist at B2V Salon in West Hollywood, CA

products for frizzy hair

Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Mist ($22;

“I’ve found this product to be a fantastic frizz fighter that adds a ton of shine, helps block humidity, and cuts down on drying time, all while being lightweight enough to suit any hair texture. My tip: Hair is more pliable and elastic when it’s wet, so if sleek strands are what you’re after, start your blow-dry with very wet hair. Begin at the hairline and crown, where it is the frizziest, and then work your way down. To lock in the style, use a spray with hold and heat-blocking properties to provide an extra layer of protection in frizz-inducing environments. After you’ve finished blow-drying, spray each section of your hair prior to using a curler or a flat iron for a long-lasting, sleek finish.” — David Lopez, a celebrity hairstylist

products for frizzy hair

Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème ($10;

“This product is amazing. I’m a wash-and-go type of girl, so when I find a product that makes my hair look good without having to dry it, especially in the summer, I’m in love. I have bangs, so I usually separate them, dry them quickly, and leave the rest of my hair to air dry a little less than halfway. I take the product — about a dime- to nickel-size amount — and scrunch it into my hair, wait until it dries a little more and add more. If I want more waves or curls, I’ll twist my hair with my fingers.” — Stephanie Brown, master colorist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in NYC

products for frizzy hair

Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Smoothing Balm ($30;

“My starlets can’t live without this product, especially during the humid months in the city while we film.  Whether we’re trying to achieve a sleek and sultry look or defined waves, this is my go-to frizz fighter because it will smooth out any frizzy messes. Take a pea-size amount and rub it in your fingers. Then, whisk through your hair and you’ll be in awe of its frizz-fighting powers.” — Daniel Koye, celebrity hairstylist in New York City

products for frizzy hair

White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Spray ($20;

“As a set stylist, you never know what your location might be — facing the elements outside or hot studio lights inside. Heat styling is always a big part of the actor’s transformation process and hair cannot be frizzy, especially with HD cameras. To accomplish this, I need to make sure I use products that lock in the style I need for hours on end without unwanted frizz popping up along the way. White Sands Liquid Texture creates a hairstyle that stays until shampooed out yet the hair looks soft. Plus, the spray offers humidity-resistance, which is key for keeping frizz at bay. To use on dry hair, section for curling or straightening and mist evenly over the hair. Brush in and then use the iron of your choice.” — Laurie Heaps, LA-based celebrity hairstylist

products for frizzy hair

L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Huile Originale Oil ($40;

“This product works well on all hair types and is very easy to use. Apply two to three pumps to damp hair, then blow it out with a boar bristle brush. Set your style with a blast of cold air at the end, and your frizzies will be resistant to the humidity this season. Keep in mind, though, that the more we try to fight humidity, the more we will fail! I enjoy teaching my clients in NYC, Philadelphia, and Palm Beach about acceptance when it comes to natural hair texture.” — Paul Labrecque, hairstylist and owner of Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa

products for frizzy hair

OGX Bonding Plex Cream ($6;

“Dealing with frizz? Moisture should be your new best friend. I recommend using a lightweight leave-in conditioner, like this one from OGX. It’s great for hair that’s colored, chemically processed or damaged and dry.” — Jillian Halouska, celebrity hairstylist and OGX brand ambassador

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